Beautiful beaches and perfect weather aren’t the only reasons why crowds flock to Daytona Beach all year round – it also happens to have a rich historic heritage, which visitors can glimpse into through the art and culture attractions spotted throughout the city.
To make the most out of your Daytona Beach trip, there are a few things you must experience. Spending some quality time at the beach is a given, but you must also experience the comfort of a Daytona Beach Inn and peek into the city’s rich tapestry of art and culture.
Make sure to include some of these attractions in your next Daytona Beach vacation:
Museum of Arts and Sciences
The famous Museum of Arts and Sciences (MOAS) is a Smithsonian-affiliated institution and a dream come true for art lovers with over 30,000 objects on display. The facility sits on a 90-acre Florida nature preserve and boasts one of the finest collections of American art in the Southeast, Chinese art, and Sub-Saharan African artifacts. It also hosts the Cuban Foundation Museum, showcasing a diverse and unique collection of Cuban paintings.
Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse and Museum
A visit to the Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse and Museum will take you back in time as you get to explore the historic buildings and structures where the lighthouse keepers lived and worked daily. You can enjoy the view of Florida’s Atlantic coastline if you are ready to climb the 213 steps to the top of the lighthouse. Built in 1887, the lighthouse has been declared a National Historic Landmark. Make sure to visit the gift shop and buy a souvenir to remember your trip with.
Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art
The Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art is more popularly known as a history museum as it narrates the history of Florida through the work of artists from the past until present day. It features over 2,600 works of art and includes pop-culture exhibits such as Americana and Coca Cola. Visitors thoroughly enjoy learning about Florida’s history through artwork and its famous local artists.
The Stetson Mansion was built by a hat tycoon and philanthropist John B. Stetson in 1886 and is considered Florida’s first luxury estate. It is known for the unique interior carvings, rare wood for the floors, 10,000 windowpanes of leaded glass and marvelous art and furniture that adorns the house. The Stetsons were known to host lavish events, which were attended by royalty, business tycoons and other famous personalities of the time. It was one of the first homes to be equipped with electricity by Thomas Edison himself. Visitors today can tour the entire home at any time of the year and can walk through each room and take their time learning about the history of the mansion.
Jeep Beach Week
Join other Jeep beach enthusiasts as we celebrate a passion for off-road vehicles over five days of family-friendly fun for Jeep owners! This week-long party has become one of the premier Jeep events in the United States – and it takes place right here in our Daytona Beach backyard. Make your plans now! Ms. Maggie’s South Country Inn has openings from April 24th to May 1st so you can make the most of every minute.
Along with these attractions, there is plenty more to see, learn, and enjoy in Daytona Beach. Next time you are in the city, don’t forget to book yourself at Ms. Maggie’s South Country Inn. Built in 1912, this Daytona Beach bed and breakfast will pamper you with comfort and history alike!